So, you want white countertops but aren’t sure if they’ll stand the test of time?
Well, don’t stress another minute over it because the answer is, yes. In fact, it’s a two-fold yes!
The Traditional White Kitchen
White persists as the leading traditional color palette for kitchens because it’s easy to clean and immediately conjures feelings of freshness and brightness. Therefore, you couldn’t pick a better color to design a kitchen around.
There’s also psychology behind choosing the color white: it gives the sense of openness. Visually, the color white heightens perceptions of space, so if you have a small or narrow kitchen, white countertops will open up your space.
Marketability and the Color White
Everyone loves splashes of color — from bright yellows to vibrant reds to cool blues, there is literally a color for every personality type.
But, the fact remains that color fads and design elements come and go — we all remember Harvest Gold and Avocado Green.
Remodeling your kitchen is an investment. And when you’re making this kind of financial commitment, you want to receive as much value from your investment as possible. White is versatile and can be accessorized with pops of color and the introduction of design elements that allow you the flexibility and freedom to update the mood of your kitchen as often as you wish without over-taxing your budget.
What does that mean for the homeowner? It means if you ever sell your home, you’re not going to be stressing over the marketability of your kitchen because you’ll be handing over a blank canvas, ready and waiting to take on the character and personality of new owners.
It’s Important to Understand the Kitchen Countertop Material You Choose
There are many options for homeowners looking to replace their kitchen counters, but when it comes to white stone countertops, quartz and granite are by far the most popular. And that’s because their classic white options have withstood the test of time and ever-changing design and color fads for decades. If you’re making a choice between these options, you truly can’t go wrong.
Stone, whether natural or manmade, countertops are unique, versatile, and classic. They also have strengths and weaknesses, so choose carefully and be sure to keep aesthetics and durability in mind.
White quartz can bring a shiny, modern, minimalistic look to your kitchen for a reasonable cost. Its versatility is widely observed in kitchens sporting everything from monochromatic color palettes to cabin style designs with wood accents.
Quartz is visually appealing, extremely durable, and requires no annual sealant application as required by granite.
One thing to remember about pure white quartz, however, is that seams are sometimes more obvious and nearly impossible to make completely invisible. This is because there are no color variations or veining in which to camouflage the seams. Ask your fabricator to show you seam samples if you are sensitive to this issue.
Granite can be an incredibly beautiful stone for kitchen countertops. The composition of granite makes it nearly impossible to have a pure, white color but the hues can run anywhere from snowy white to cream to ivory.
What makes granite appealing as a kitchen countertop material is the stylish and luxurious contrasts and color variations found in the flecks of its composition.
Granite is one of the hardest natural stones –– making it perfect for kitchen countertops. Because its patterns and colors are naturally occurring, you know that the pattern you choose will be unique.
When you choose white quartz or granite countertops, you’re making a classic, economical decision that will reward you with a stunning and versatile kitchen. In addition, your investment will do double duty by increasing the marketability of your home, and its overall value, for years to come.
If you’re considering replacing your kitchen counters with beautiful and durable quartz or granite countertops, contact Crowley’s today for a free quote.